Updated 03 software, now can't access wallet

I just updated my O3 software. I can view my wallet address, but when I try to enter the password – it says not a valid key, please try again.

Unfortunately, I only have a password. Which now doesn’t work.

I’m confused – Why am I suddenly being asked for a private key instead of my password?

If in fact the password and private key are 2 separate things – then I should mention that I have spent weeks using the 03 wallet without ever having knowledge of the private key’s existence.

In other words, while using the O3 wallet extensively over a period of weeks, I never saw an alert saying “Hey user, this is your private key – keep safe!”

Also, before updating the O3 software, there was no alert like “Hey user, you need to get your private key before you update your O3 software – or you’ll lose access to your wallet!”

Very frustrating.

Is there any way I can recover my wallet? I would be very sad to lose it.



Which wallet do you use? Neo or others?
do you back up your private key, encrypted key, or json file before?
these are the only way to access your fund